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Celtic still struggling to sell Odsonne Edouard

This transfer window has been close to perfection from Ange Postecoglou and Celtic.

It means a strong contrast to last summer where excluding David Turnbull, the Hoops got the vast portion of their business in the market completely wrong.

Celtic have spent better this year, however, and their recent performances show as much.

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One thing Celtic have been able to do so far this summer is to keep hold of some of their more important players.

Kristoffer Ajer did get swept up by the jaws of the Premier League but Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie are still at Parkhead despite speculation surrounding their future.

Edouard came close to joining Leicester City earlier this year but a move fell through after the Foxes preferred a swoop for Patson Daka instead.

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The Frenchman’s wage demands are proving to be an issue but a ten-word update courtesy of the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano spawned another problem.

He took to Twitter this weekend to say: “No bid from Crystal Palace for Edouard as of now.”

Concerning news

Keeping Edouard at Parkhead looked like the most important piece of business Celtic would do all summer when the market opened.

However, a number of circumstances now dictate that losing him wouldn’t be such a bad piece of news.

After all, fans would surely be concerned if the striker departed in a year’s time on a free transfer when they could have received upward of £15m for their star man.

Edouard remains the club’s record signing when they paid a whopping £9m for the forward back in 2018. Losing so much on a player would be disastrous for Celtic, a club that aren’t exactly swimming in cash.

His wage demands appear to be pricing him out of a move and there seems to be a huge degree of difference in how much the player rates himself compared to those who actually want to sign him.

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Selling Edouard for a decent price will also have allowed Celtic to strengthen deeper throughout the squad.

Kyogo Furuhashi has already proven that his loss won’t be as bad as first feared. The Japanese forward has six goals in seven outings and looks like an outstanding capture.

The potential arrival of Giorgos Giakoumakis would surely be less likely to happen if the Frenchman doesn’t pack his bags in the coming week too.

The Greek scored 29 goals last term, a tally that Edouard has never managed to replicate. It’s worth bearing in mind that Giakoumakis found those strikes in a better division than the Premiership too.

If Postecoglou isn’t able to shift the bullish attacker in the remaining days of the window, it should come as a cause for concern. For all parties, they need to come to an agreement as soon as possible.

AND in other news, Alan Nixon drops new claim on £12k-p/w “laughing stock”, Celtic fans will be fuming…

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